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No contract progress between Stephon Gilmore, Buffalo Bills, per report

The Bills may have bigger fish to fry today, but they'll probably want to lock up their top cornerback sooner rather than later

Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News published a column on Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore over the weekend that's worth a quick read on its own, but included this newsworthy nugget of information on the status of contract talks between the Bills and their top corner.

"The two sides haven't made headway yet on a long-term deal," writes Dunne. "It doesn't sound like the cap-constrained Bills are in a rush at the moment."

Gilmore, who will turn 26 early in the 2016 regular season, is entering the final (team option) year of his rookie deal. He's set to make $11.082 million, which doubles as his 2016 salary cap figure. The Bills could lower that number by about half by signing Gilmore to a contract extension, but with over $7 million in cap space at present, and with free agent spending slowing to a trickle league-wide, the Bills evidently are willing to wait - both on freeing up additional cap space, and on locking up a solid young defender long-term.

Buffalo's first-round pick (No. 10 overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft, Gilmore has missed 11 games due to injury in his four seasons, starting 51 out of the 53 contests he's appeared in (the two non-starts came in 2013, when he was coming back from a preseason wrist injury). He has 50 career defended passes, nine interceptions, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery on his CV.